Sunday, January 11, 2015

Classe for 2015!












Collage Birds

Thinking about felting? Time to get started!


Welcome to Newsletter Number 4

It's time to get felting!

Hi Everyone
Welcome to 2015! What lovely plans have you set for yourself this coming year?
Hopefully some time to create some magnificent felt works!
I am in for another busy year - how lucky for me that there are so many people wanting to take some felt classes. This year I will be travelling to Berry (NSW) East Kempsey (NSW) The Whitsundays again, Canberra (NSW), Bendigo (VIC) and for the first time I will be going to New Zealand to do several workshops.


Here at home in the studio, I will be teaching the following classes over the next few months. Something new in April I will be holding a "FELT INTENSIVE" 4 straight days of felting with a different technique each day.
Dates start really soon so I look forward to hearing from you!

Beginners Felt If you are ready to dip your toe in the wool then don't hesitate! Making felt is a very satisfying pursuit and the results are just sensational!

Nuno Felting Techniques.  This class will enable you to learn several methods for creating beautiful scarves rather than just one. It will run for 2 weeks.
In Week 1 four methods will be covered where a sample of each will be achieved.
In Week 2 you can select one of these to make a full size scarf or alternatively do more techniques.

Collage Birds continues to be so popular it is amazing how many breeds have evolved!
A 2 week class with plenty of scope for designing your own feathered friends.

Seamless Vessels - This is a great class where I will be teaching the seamless technique  to create some stunning vessels. You may decide to create a bag, vessel  or other creature instead!


Patchwork Felt.  This is a series of 4 workshops. Understanding colour and pattern will be the prime focus and how to achieve a stunning piece of wall art will be our goal. Perfect for the beginner or more advanced student. For two weeks we will create a variety of patterned felts. By week 3 we will arrange and piece them all together so they are ready to be felted in Week 4. These pieces are quite large so class size will be limited to 3 students.

Felt Folio 1 must surely be my most popular class. Now into its' 13th year (golly!) it runs for 5 weeks with a new felting technique each week. Felto Folios 2 and 3 can also be scheduled after number 1 has been completed.

Square Heads  - A fun class to introduce you to the gorgeous qualities of watercolour crayons and sketching. These little heads are great to add to journal covers, art quils, bags, cushions.....

Papier Mache and Felt - A three week class in mixed media. We create heads and limbs in papier mache and then a customised felt body. By week 3 we put it all together for a truly unique sculpture!

LISTED BELOW ARE THE DATES

January:
Beginners Felt:     15th   FULL
Russian Dollies:  16th & 23rd  (2 week class)
Nuno Techniques:  24th & 31st   (2 week class)

February:
Square Heads : 3rd & 10th   (2 week class)
Beginners Felt: 7th  FULL
Seamless Vessels: 14th
Felt Folio 1: 19th,  26th March 5th, 12th, 19th (5 weeks)
Collage Birds: 21st & 28th (2 weeks)

March:
Beginners: 3rd  
Papier Mache and felt: 7th,14th, 21st (3 week class)
Nuno Techniques:  17th & 24th   (2 week class)


April:

Felt Intensive: 8th 9th 10th 11th 
(4 week class)
Patchwork Felt:        14th, 21st,  28th,  26th   May 5th 
(4 week class)
Nuno Techniques:    17th and 24th 
(2 week class)

CLASS COST: 
1 week $60.00  + materials
2 weeks $120.00  + materials
4 weeks $240.00  + materials
5 weeks (Folio class) $350.00 which includes all materials

Materials for most classes are around $25.00 - $35.00 except for large works.

TIME:
All classes run for 3 hours 10.00 - 1.00pm

PLEASE NOTE:
I only take 4 students (5 depending on the class) so classes fill quickly!
Collage Birds!
 

Beginners Felt

Nuno felting techniques
Patchwork Felt

Seamless Vessels
Square heads!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

December Classes

Dear Friends
Poor little blog - my Facebook page has taken my time and I have totally neglected my lovely blog! The year is fast running along and I will be having a couple of new classes in December.



December 2nd and 9th  Collage Birds
December 3rd and 10th  Beginners and Vessels
December 5th and 12th  Nuno Felt
December 6th and 13th   Russian Dollies


I do hope you can join me before the year is over!

Just email me to make a booking.

Lots of Love
Elizabeth
xxx

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Monsters in the SHop!

Hi everyone!
Two monster friends are now on sale in the shop


I hope your weekend is a lovely one
Love
Elizabeth
xxx
SOLD!





SOLD!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Hydeaway Bay , Queensland!

Hi Everone I have been away over the last week to Hydeaway Bay in Queensland - what a beautiful place!
The students produced stunning work and I really hope they continue on their own felting adventure.
Here are some pics taken over the week.

We did 2 days of Patchwork felt where a study of colour of pattern was covered. Then we embarked of seamless felt and finally nuno where the scarves were just magic!


A few shots taken on early morning walks. A great way to start the day. I hope to live by a beach one day.
Have a happy week
Lots of Love
Elizabeth
xx

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Square Heads


Dear Friends
Well bookings are rolling in which is wonderful - with some classes nearly booked out - so thankyou!

Here are my new SQUARE HEADS! I just love painting them. It started as an exercise to stop doing the pretty girly face that I have been doing for years. Giving myself licesnse to use all the colours was the best thing because now I have plenty of reason to trial every colour combination instead of adhering to the traditional flesh tones.

Some are available now - ready to hang or applique to a bag or ipad cover or turn into a little purse or frame     www.frostfair.etsy.com

What are you giving yourself licesnse to do in your creative endeavours?

I hope you are having a restful weekend,
Much love
Elizabeth
xxxx







Monday, July 21, 2014

Newsletter No 3 - New classes!



   

Welcome to Newsletter Number 3

Winter is certainly here - it's time to get felting!

Hi Everyone
Well it has been a really busy time since the last update!  I have been teaching a great deal which is my absolute delight as you know. A new felt installation at Livingstone Primary School here in Melbourne has been received by the community with delight.
Over the last few months I have been teaching away a great deal - the poor studio is in a bad state and looks like a packing room not a place to have fun in! I was lucky enough to teach at the Felt Retreat in Ballarat for a week as well as workshops in Yeppoon, Bendigo, Drysdale, Yarragon and in 2 weeks I will be back up to Queensland to the Whitsundays. Can this really be a job?


Here at home in the studio, I will be teaching the following classes over the next few months.

Beginners Felt If you are ready to dip your toe in the wool then don't hesitate! Making felt is a very satisfying pursuit and the results are just sensational!

Nuno Felting Techniques.  This class will enable you to learn several methods for creating beautiful scarves rather than just one. It will run for 2 weeks.
In Week 1 four methods will be covered where a sample of each will be achieved.
In Week 2 you can select one of these to make a full size scarf.  

Collage Birds continues to be so popular it is amazing how many breeds have evolved!
A 2 week class with plenty of scope for designing your own feathered friends.

Seamless Vessels - This is a great class where I will be teaching the seamless technique  to create some stunning vessels. You may decide to create a bag, vessel  or other creature instead!


Fantastic Figures - I always love creating images of the figure. This is a canvas and felt class where we make flat character dolls for the wall. Loads of fun and always surprising!
 

The ever cheerful Monsters will also be on the agenda. You can't have too many in my opinion!


A new class Patchwork Felt. This class is a series of 4 workshops. Understanding colour and pattern will be the prime focus and how to achieve a stunning piece of wall art will be our goal. Perfect for the beginner or more advances student. For two weeks we will create a variety of patterned felts. By week 3 we will arrange and piece them all together so they are ready to be felted in Week 4. These pieces are quite large so class size will be limited to 3 students.

Felt Folio 1 must surely be my most popular class. Now into its' 12th year (golly!) it runs for 5 weeks with a new felting technique each week. Felto Folios 2 and 3 can also be scheduled after number 1 has been completed.

LISTED BELOW ARE THE DATES

AUGUST:
Collage Birds        12th and 19th   (2 week class)
Beginners Felt:     14th
Monsters:              20th and 27th   (2 week class)

SEPTEMBER:
Nuno Techniques: 10th and 17th   (2 week class)
Beginners Felt:      18th
Seamless Vessels: 26th

OCTOBER:
Monsters:               1st and 8th  (2 week class)
Fantatic Figures:    14th and 21st     (2 week class)
Beginners:              3rd
Seamless Vessels   17th
         
NOVEMBER:

Patchwork Felt:        5th, 12th 19th 26th  
(4 week class)
Nuno Techniques:     1th and 18th 
(2 week class)
Felt Folio 1               8th 15th  22nd 29th and Dec 6th  
(5 week class)

CLASS COST: 
1 week $60.00  + materials
2 session $120.00  + materials
4 weeks $240.00  + materials
5 weeks (Folio class) $350.00 which includes all materials

Materials for most classes are around $25.00 - $35.00 except for large works.

TIME:
All classes run for 3 hours 10.00 - 1.00pm

PLEASE NOTE:
I only take 4 students (5 depending on the class) so classes fill quickly!
Collage Birds!
 

Beginners Felt

Nuno felting techniques
Patchwork Felt

Seamless Vessels
Monsters!

Canvas and Felt Figures